A child can talk to Santa Claus in person by visiting a holiday event where Santa will be making an appearance. Many retailers have Santa visit during specific dates and times around the holidays, and some restaurants host special events where customers can dine while they converse with Santa. Christmas parades and tree-decorating parties are other events where Santa often appears to visit with kids.
Children can communicate with Santa by writing him a letter and mailing it to the North Pole. Another alternative is to use a video chatting service offered by numerous websites so that a child can video chat with Santa.
Santa visits with children in his office year-round in Rovaniemi, Finland, so that they can talk to him when it is not Christmas.